It’s not simply the Dutch and Norwegians that went wild for electrical automobiles (EVs) final 12 months. Germany additionally had a bumper 12 months for gross sales of battery powered automobiles within the nation.
In keeping with Germany‘s highway visitors regulator, greater than 194,000 BEVs had been offered in 2020 within the nation, Reuters reviews. 3 times as many as 2019.
Richard Damm the president of the regulator, the KBA, mentioned the nation is on its means towards having greater than 7 million EVs on German roads by 2030.
It is likely to be on its approach to that purpose, however the actuality is it has quite a bit additional to go.
By the tip of 2020, BEV registrations represented simply 1.2% of all passenger automotive registrations. A 12 months earlier that determine was 0.5%.
Germany was simply one in every of 18 nations in Western Europe that skilled a bumper 12 months of EV gross sales.
In December, 68.9% of all new automobiles registered within the Netherlands had been electrical.
Throughout all the 12 months, 54.3% of all new passenger automobiles registered in Norway had been electrical, making it the primary nation on this planet the place EV gross sales outweigh combustion engine automobiles for a complete calendar 12 months.
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Printed January 7, 2021 — 14:08 UTC